Special US Screenings for Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom Announced

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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom is coming to the US. Special screenings for the movie will be held in Los Angeles and New York City on March 31, with a general release to follow later.

The Los Angeles screening for Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom will take place at the Regal LA Live and will feature a special talk show with Souichirou Hoshi (Kira Yamato), Rie Tanaka (Lacus Clyne), Michael Sinterniklaas (NYAV Post president and dub producer), and Stephanie Sheh (English voice of Lacus Clyne and dub producer). The New York City screening will be hosted at Japan Society. For this screening, a comment from director Mitsuo Fukuda will be delivered via a video, and there will be a short talk show with Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (English voice of Lunamaria Hawke).

Both events will present the English subtitled version of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom. A separate, English dub screening will be held at Japan Society on April 1.

Those looking to attend the screenings can begin buying tickets on March 12 at 12 PM (on Eventbrite for Los Angeles, the Japan Society website for New York City). The March 31 screenings will include a Premium Ticket option that offers a commemorative art print, illustration card, and a HG 1/144 STRIKE FREEDOM GUNDAM model kit. That’s in addition to the Standard Ticket goodies, which are a commemorative pass, lanyard, Rising Freedom and Immortal Justice paper headbands, and special Shopper bag.

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom premiered in Japan on January 26. 4DX, MX4D, and Dolby Cinema screenings began two weeks later on February 9. The movie has made over 3.7 billion yen (~US$24.73 million) as of March 4, the highest gross of any Gundam movie.

In the sequel to 2002-2003’s Seed and 2004-2005’s Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny TV series, the Kingdom of Foundation approaches the Lacus Clyne-led peacekeeping outfit C.OM.P.S. with a joint plan against the anti-Coordinator faction Blue Cosmos. The announcement of a Seed and Seed Destiny follow-up movie was first made in 2006, and an update in 2021 revealed that the movie was in production. The movie’s co-scriptwriter Chiaki Morosawa, who was the series composer for Seed and Seed Destiny, passed away from aortic dissection in 2016.


• Director: Mitsuo Fukuda (returning)
• Scriptwriter: the late Chiaki Morosawa (Seed and Seed Destiny series composer)
• Scriptwriter: Ryuu Gotou (Seed Destiny novelization author)
• Scriptwriter: Mitsuo Fukuda
• Character designer: Hisashi Hirai (returning)
• Mechanical animation director: Satoshi Shigeta (credited as chief mechanical animation director for the series)
• Art director: Shigemi Ikeda (returning)
• Art director: Yukiko Maruyama (art board artist on the series)
• Compositing director: Takeshi Katsurayama (returning)
• Mechanical designer: Kunio Ookawara (returning)
• Mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane (returning)
• Mechanical designer: Kazutaka Miyatake (design assistance on the series)
• Mechanical designer: Junichi Akutsu (design assistance on Seed)
• Mechanical designer: Hiroyuki Taiga (design assistance on Seed)
• Mechanical designer: Manabu Shintani (Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru: Shichi Kon no Ryuujinmaru)
• Mechanical designer: Shiba Zen
• Mechanical designer: Takuya Io 
• Color designer: Akemi Nagao (Hinomaru-Zumou)
• Music composer: Toshihiko Sahashi (returning)
• CG director: Shigenori Toyooka (Ayaka)
• CG director: Matsuhiro Satou
• CG director: Kensuke Kushida
• CG director: Tomohiro Fujie (Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway co-CG director)
• Animation production: Bandai Namco Filmworks


• Souichirou Hoshi as Kira Yamato
• Rie Tanaka as Lacus Clyne
• Akira Ishida as Athrun Zala
• Kenichi Suzumura as Shin Asuka
• Maaya Sakamoto as Lunamaria Hawke
• Nanako Mori as Cagalli Yula Athha 
• Yukari Tamura as Aura Maha Khyber
 Hiro Shimono as Orphee Lam Tao
 Yuuichi Nakamura as Shura Serpentine
• Sumire Uesaka as Ingrid Tradoll
• Misato Fukuen as Redelard Tradoll
 Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Daniel Harper
• Kentarou Tone as Liu Shenqiang

Source: @GundamInfoNA

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